Rice is the most important cereal crop, and it is grown in a wide range of agro-environments, from temperate to tropical regions. It is also highly vulnerable to climatic variability and has a very low nutrient-use efficiency. Crop simulation models are an attractive option for understanding and predicting the effect of the multitude of factors and […]
Decision Support for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) Team Leader and Facilitator, Gerrit Hoogenboom, led a team of DSSAT experts from the University of Florida on a 5-day international training program in IITA, Ibadan. The training titled: “Assessing crop production, nutrient management, climatic risk and environmental sustainability with simulation models,” was held from 26 February to 2 […]
DSSAT Development Sprint hosted by University of Florida, January 08-12, 2018. From January 8-12, 2018, an international core set of researchers working on the DSSAT crop model, tools, and applications, met and collaborated at University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. You can download the agenda of this Sprint here.
November 7, 2017 A University of Florida professor has received a top award from the Soil Science Society of America for helping to develop and apply practices that increase crops, income and help the environment. The L.R. Ahuja Ag Systems Modeling Award goes to a soil scientist, agronomist or crop scientist in recognition of distinguished […]
SEARCA conducted a Short Course on Cropping Systems Models and its Application for Climate Impact Assessment at the SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. The entry-level course, which ran from 4-8 September 2017, described a practical approach for simulating crop production using the empirical and dynamical approach. Twenty-seven (27) individuals from the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar […]
During the week of July 25 a small group of developers met in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida for 5th DSSAT Development Sprint. Some exciting new developments include a forage module for the simulation of perennial grasses, an expanded “automated irrigation” option that allows for stage specific irrigation, […]
Dear DSSAT users in Washington, DC-area – On December 4th, come to the DC DSSAT User Group meeting and mingle with the core developers of DSSAT. Hear from the DSSAT insiders about what’s new and what’s coming. You will have chances to also share how you use DSSAT and what’s your wishlist items.
It was great catching up with you, fellow crop modelers at the Open Forum! Here is the meeting note for those of you who couldn’t join us. Hope to see you all again at the next forum in 2015!